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Cuphea salvadorensis' flowers

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Cuphea salvadorensis

(Syn.: Cuphea oreophila), Christmas Cigar Flower, Salvadoran Cigar Plant
Cuphea salvadorensis



Code: 80156

Price: $9.95


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Family: Lythraceae

Rare cuphea with bright orange-red 1½ inch tubular flowers with green tips at the mouth of the floral tubes. In Hawaii, an unusual Christmas lei is sometimes made from the flowers because of its bright red and green holiday colors. Mounding shrub to 5 feet. Give full sun, protection from frost. Hummingbirds love it. From Southern Mexico and El Salvador. Photos by Forest & Kim Starr (USGS) from Plants of Hawaii. Tropicos.org of Missouri Botanical Garden lists C. oreophila as a synonym, even though others list it as a different species. It sure looks the same to us.

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Keyed Cultural Guide: The following symbols are listed with many product descriptions. If so, they indicate special characteristics or growing requirements. Also, see "Cultural Information".
(B) Hanging
basket
(D) Dwarf
under 12"
(F) Flourescent lights for
indoor light culture
(H) Humid
conditions
(M) Miniature
under 6"
(T) Terrarium
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(W) Winter
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